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Gonzales set for 61st Annual Come and Take It Celebration

For 60 years, Gonzales residents have kicked off the autumn season with a celebration of history like no other. In just 10 more days the Gonzales Chamber of Commerce and Agriculture will throw the … more

Gonzales City Council ups brush rates, adds card processing fees

GONZALES — As of Nov. 1, 2017 a 1.5 percent fee will apply to all credit or debit transactions made to the City of Gonzales. Gonzales City Council unanimously approved an ordinance establishing an … more

Three-vehicle wreck claims life of local man

GONZALES – Authorities are investigating a three-vehicle wreck that claimed the life of a local man, officials say. The Texas Highway Patrol reported that at 4:34 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 17, Neal … more

Performance Improvement Consultant claims firm can save Gonzales $141k annually

GONZALES — Johnson Controls, a performance improvement consultant contracted by local governments, addressed Gonzales City Council on Tuesday Oct. 3, during council's regularly-scheduled meeting. … more

Tax, city budget adopted

GONZALES — Gonzales City Council, Tuesday, set the city's Ad Valorem Tax Rate and adopted the city's annual budget. The city's former effective tax rate of $.1769, or $176.90 per $100,000 … more

Board, commission appointments made

GONZALES — Gonzales City Council this week appointed/reappointed members to serve on various boards and commissions. The vacancies were applied for in writing, by current and hopeful … more

Local act 'Magnifico 7' up for music award

Gonzales-based Tejano group Magnifico 7 are living proof that ambition, raw talent and perseverance can prevail in an evolving Tex-Mex music industry. When news came that they were up for the … more

BYK collecting to help replenish local outreach centers

GONZALES — In the weeks since the destructive force of Hurricane Harvey ripped across Texas, local outreach centers, such as Gonzales Christian Alliance Ministries (GCAM), have been instrumental in … more

Local rancher opens new dairy goat farm

As rancher Kelly Allen prepares to start his new dairy goat farm on his 102-acre spread in the Saturn area, he says he expects it to be a top-notch facility that will hopefully see a lot of … more

Leesville Country Fair takes place Saturday

LEESVILLE — The Leesville Country Fair is coming Saturday, Oct. 14. The event, which began in 1935, is an annual get-together that welcomes anyone who loves good food, live music, and family … more

New Tourism Development Director named

GONZALES — During a regularly-scheduled noon meeting yesterday, Thursday, Sept. 14, the Gonzales Convention and Visitor Bureau announced Gonzales' new Tourism Development Director. Clint Hill, GCVB … more

Man found guilty of aggravated sexual assault

GONZALES — Kenneth Johnson, the man charged in connection with multiple sexual assaults of children in the Nixon area, was sentenced to 60 years in prison during proceedings before District … more

Auctioned Campbell jersey won at Leesville fair

LEESVILLE — A crowd of several hundred people attended the annual Leesville Country Fair on Saturday, where folks of all ages were treated to live music, good food and fun games. Fair Chairman … more

City to approve ad valorem tax rate Friday

GONZALES — Gonzales city council will meet Friday night in a called city council meeting to discuss and consider approving the ad valorem tax rate. Council will open for public comments before … more

GEDC undergoes ‘housekeeping’ in short meeting

GONZALES — Gonzales Economic Development corporation met for a short meeting on Monday night, opening with a public hearing on the approval of a Small Business Development Incentive Grant (SBIG) to … more

Foundation gala deemed ‘record-breaking’ success by executive director

"The Gonzales Healthcare Systems Foundation’s 'Laughter is the Best Medicine' gala last Saturday night was a record-breaking success thanks to the attendees." Foundation Executive Director Kelly … more

Monthly sales tax revenue distributed

Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar has announced he will send cities, counties, transit systems and special purpose taxing districts $660.4 million in local sales tax allocations for October. This is 1.6 … more

Nixon-Smiley CISD school board looks into ‘innovated flexibility’

Nixon-Smiley CISD held a public hearing/meeting on Monday, during which they discussed “A District of Innovation” — a concept passed by the 84th Legislative Session in House Bill 1842, … more

Lighting the night with hope at Relay For Life

On Friday, March 31, the 15th annual Relay For Life of Gonzales County will be held at the J. B. Wells Show Barn beginning at 6 p.m. In preparation for that event, team captains and participants are … more

Repeat offender charged with DWI

GONZALES — A local man ended up behind bars Sunday morning after officers said he drove drunk, swerving all over the road. At 5:55 a.m. Nov. 15, Officer Dustin Kincaid was patrolling the 700 … more
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